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Old 11-23-2014, 03:14 AM   #26 (permalink)
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So basically system architects/engineers are brainless bimbos? That's the message in the updated internet version?
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Well that's weird. Mattel just introduced Computer Engineer Ken, who also can't program but costs 20% more.[/QUOTE]

That's because Ken is gay and his clothes are a *lot* nicer than hers.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:04 AM   #29 (permalink)
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In light of this thread, I saw this today and thought it was interesting:

https://lammily.com/

Move over, Barbie! Make room for 'average' Lammily doll - CNN.com

I think the doll is much cuter than Barbie actually.

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Now Lammily is ready to make her debut, complete with a sticker pack that features pimples, moles, cellulite and scars that can be applied.
"I feel she looks so real, so ordinary, that you don't focus on what she looks like but ... on what she does," he said by telephone on Wednesday.
She comes with tattoos that can be applied too.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:55 AM   #30 (permalink)
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In light of this thread, I saw this today and thought it was interesting:

https://lammily.com/

Move over, Barbie! Make room for 'average' Lammily doll - CNN.com

I think the doll is much cuter than Barbie actually.



She comes with tattoos that can be applied too.
Cute is the last adjective that comes to my mind when I look at this doll. Guess her next special edition will be: "Menstruation Lammily": Now with bloody pads and a button to press to let her cry, ask for chocolate and simulate pain. Nasty public bathroom included. (Because, you know, pink dream houses are not realistic enough). After all...Lammily just looks like another attempt of a bored feminist to have a war against gender roles and beauty standarts at the wrong place.

I don't know...the six year old me liked to play with Barbie and wouldn't have this doll on her wishlist for christmas. I liked my dolls to be pretty. Did that ruin me? I don't think so. However, less pink would have been cool.

The adult me still has some "Barbies" in her life. My second life avatar is probably not looking like the average women in RL does and in WoW I picked a Draenei or a Nightelf, instead of a Dwarf. Does that make me a manipulated, bad person? No, just someone who can draw a line between dolls (virtual or real) and my own body.

Oh, and only two of my Barbies came in a pre-set job setting: One was a vet and the other a doctor (yes, a doctor, not a nurse).
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I was interested to see that the kids in the video seemed primarily interested in Barbie's and Lammily's feet and toes (they preferred Lammily's because she isn't on tip-toe, for wearing heels, and has separate toes).
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:56 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That was a cute video. Very cool. Kids don't lie. Well, not well enough to fool, anyway. Just having more choices is what's mostly wanted, I think.
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Tech's Gender Gap Wasn't Always So Bad. Here's How It Got Worse | WIRED
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Indeed, the gender gap hasn’t always been this pronounced. For decades, in the 1960s and 1970s, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. Then the mid-1980’s hit, and the percentage of women in computer science flattened out. Shortly after that, things got even worse. A recent study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in the mid-1980s, 37 percent of U.S. college computer science graduates were female, a far cry from today’s figure: 14 percent. “In the present,” Reynolds says, “there are very few women and people of color who can serve as role models in this industry.”

Another surprising insight Reynolds discovered in the process of filming CODE: In other technical fields, say medicine, when a woman decides to leave her job, her next job will typically still relate to medicine somehow. But when when a woman leaves her job in computer science, she tends to leave completely.

The problem is one of perception. But psychologists say that once a stereotype takes hold, it can take generations to reverse the impression. “The number one influencing factor is a person’s parents,” Reynolds says. “And beyond that, it’s going to be pop culture. As long as we have Hollywood reaffirming these stereotypes—in Barbie books and TV shows about Silicon Valley—stereotypes will prevail.”
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I stopped reading when I saw a picture of Barbie in glasses.






Wait...was there a moral to this story? And did I miss it?

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